Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stuff and Things

1. We received a pair of wonderful mugs for Christmas. I am head-over-heels for them. I can't find a photo online, and I'm too lazy to take one, so I'll just have to describe them. They are designed for warming your hands as you sip your warm drink of choice. A beautiful, blue-glazed ceramic inside layer rises up above a shorter, thicker, outside layer of brown clay, which prevents the mug from being too hot to hold. The clay is grooved for a comfortable hand grip. The mugs are aesthetically-pleasing, and just the right size to hold in two hands while gazing out the window.

2. I am pleased to announce that I am now an "independent consultant" for an up-and-coming cosmetics and personal care company. Really, I just liked the shampoo a LOT, and I wanted the discount. I have no intention of starting an MLM-business. But, er, if anyone wants some great shampoo...let me know*.

*I have to say that. So I can keep getting a discount.


Bill Stankus said...

Unless your shampoo is Costco sized and priced, you know, the two-handed 280 ounce super size bottle costing, six bucks, I'll pass.

A Dixie cup will also warm your hands. And since they're paper, you can draw decorations on the outside. I don't recommend drawing on the inside.

kStyle said...

You can't put hot liquids in a Dixie cup! Come now.

Bill Stankus said...

Ah, I guess you haven't seen the Dixie cups with the fold out paper handles... very popular in 1955.

kStyle said...

Fascinating! I only remember from 1985 or so.

Bill Stankus said...

I only remember parts of yesterday ... but I have seen the handled Dixie Cups for sale, usually at swap meets and antique malls.

And isn't 1955 when the US supposedly peaked?